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Force "reinstall" on default Widows Phone app?

Zombies Aaargh

New member
Apr 14, 2017
Is there any way to force a Windows default app on the consumer version (Not the insider preview) on the Lumia 640?

There are several apps like the Microsoft camera App and Groove that won't let you uninstall, remove or reset them. I'd like to effectively take some of these apps and set them back to their factory default settings. Erasing any changes that I've made, or settings that I've set. So the apps would look exactly as they would on a brand new, never used, handset.


Dec 31, 2012
No. Resetting the phone completely looks to be the only way. The only place to reset settings is in the Storage/App/Advanced settings and that doesn't apply for those apps.